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Thats factory work sixnut !!!! Fantastic !

only thing that worries me.... more consumption = smaller fuel tank ?
how does that work ?
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The tank on the 164 held about 15 gallons for a range of about 450 miles so I think I've cut off about a third (so its still bigger than a Sprint tank) so range about 300 miles. I will do a capacity check when its been welded.
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The tank on the 164 held about 15 gallons for a range of about 450 miles so I think I've cut off about a third (so its still bigger than a Sprint tank) so range about 300 miles. I will do a capacity check when its been welded.
that's ok then, not that i thought you would have overlooked it, but difficult to see on the pics as you say, if it ends up being around 10 gallons that will be plenty. and not as though we are short of petrol stations anyway
 
 
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yeah, thats right Kev. With a 10 gallon tank it will do 300 miles if you do the math.
My sprint does 250 to 270 miles on a full tank.
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My sprint does 250 to 270 miles on a full tank.
How many gallons of fuel is that?

This might end up being more economical than the little boxer engine you're replacing
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thats 50 litres
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yeah, thats right Kev. With a 10 gallon tank it will do 300 miles if you do the math.
My sprint does 250 to 270 miles on a full tank.
That means you are getting less than 10 km pr litre. That's pretty bad. Are you driving with full throttle all the time I get around 12 km pr litre in my 33 S2 with the same engine
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23-25mpg then.. How do you drive it?

A gently-driven Sprint 6C should do that at least, I've topped 30mpg on plenty of runs in my 156.
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As this video demonstrates how to drive your sprint gently

YouTube - Re: Alfa Romeo Alfissima ALFASUD SPRINT

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Very good Daz - but I suspect that I will be a lot more circumspect in the 6C.......
Anyway I dropped the fuel tank into the welder this afternoon so progress - albeit slowly, is being maintained.
July 12th seems to be a fateful day as I was invited to take my V8 Sprite to a display at Santa Pod but I have declined, as I will be at the Italian Car Day with the 6C and some of the AO fraternity! I also hope to get to Mitcar in August.
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Very good Daz - but I suspect that I will be a lot more circumspect in the 6C.......
Anyway I dropped the fuel tank into the welder this afternoon so progress - albeit slowly, is being maintained.
July 12th seems to be a fateful day as I was invited to take my V8 Sprite to a display at Santa Pod but I have declined, as I will be at the Italian Car Day with the 6C and some of the AO fraternity! I also hope to get to Mitcar in August.
hope to get to both venues myself be nice if we are finished for them, lots to do yet though.
hope the tank repair goes to plan
 
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Ok, " normal driving " highway and just a bit full throttle ( because I cant resist ), did 260 miles past 2 days.
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Finally had a bit of time in the garage and made progress with the rear louvres. Bending them in the vice proved to lead to a wide curve and I didn't want to hammer it on the sharp inner edge so I borrowed a pair of G Clamps and used them on my Car "See Saw" to get a sharper round bend. Its very tricky getting the length and taper right but I'm hopeful that they will look reasonable when "fettled" and fixed in place.
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so you are not gonna have a plexi glass rear windshield ?

.... I understand that the engine needs to cool down but isnt the car gonna fill with water ? its gonna be like a fish tank !
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I am planning on the louvres overlapping and sloping slightly to the rear so the water should? drain to the outside - there will be a huge heat build up otherwise and the original 6C had louvres - but Lauren also has a similar set up on the Nova and that seems fine.....
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Absolutely. Front mounted engines get a lot of water through the grille and from underneath. With my ignition tucked up underneath the top louvre I've had no problems at all, even in monsoon weather (NAD 2007).

Philip's engine is transversely mounted, so the whole engine is forward of the top louvre, should work a treat especially when on the move.

The attached airflow over the roof tends to draw the hot air out, sucking in cool air from under the car. I can see this effect in action as my rear window (behind the seats) gets wet even though it is under cover - the airflow comes up under the bulkhead and over the engine.

Cooling and downforce at the same time - what could be better!

Those louvres are looking really good. Can't wait to see the finished result. They give the back of the car a really purposeful look

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nice to see you are making progress again, good piece of improvisation on bending the louvres they will look great
 
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Thanks Lauren and Kev - I've been busy bending, sawing and welding the louvres and got them tacked in place! They should have had much more time and attention --- but I needed to see some progress
They do slope to the back and, as you can see from the pic inside the car, the rear visibility is fine.
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nice work sixnut !

very nice to see some progress !!!
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Looks good from here Philip!

You might want to think about a centre brace to stop the slats flapping about - my louvres have profiled returns on the trailing edges, which look great from the outside and help to stop the flapping (a bit), but make rear vision very poor - hence the rear-view telecam!

Didn't the factory 6C have centre brace as well?

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Wow, that looks awesome! I take it you'll be treating and painting the slats black?
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Hi Lauren
Yes there will be a brace - either 1 - central, or 2 at 1/3rd spacing.
Pud - I will be treating and painting the slats black but there is still quite a bit of metalworking and panel repairing to do first.
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that view from inside looks great, the rear view mirror will get plenty of attention whilst driving i bet with the view of the v6 and those slats which have turned out great
keep up the good work now the weather is helping
 
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Looking great man!
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